Arizona GOP election official sues Kari Lake for defamation

Maricopa County Arizona Recorder Stephen Richer is suing defeated gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake for defamation, claiming Lake’s repeated false claims regarding the 2022 election have caused him significant personal hardship. In his lawsuit, Richer alleges that Lake, her campaign, and her affiliated fundraising committee have spread “malicious falsehoods” that have resulted in Richer and his family receiving targeted threats of violence and even death.

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